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Gastric emptying scintigraphy

Federico Sista, Valentina Abruzzese, Marco Clementi, Sergio Carandina, Manuela Cecilia, Gianfranco Amicucci
BACKGROUND: Rapid gastric emptying has been proposed to justify the increase in glucagon-like polypeptide-1 (GLP-1) after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). OBJECTIVES: To assess gastric emptying changes after LSG and their relationship with GLP-1 secretion. SETTING: San Salvatore Hospital general surgery unit, University of L'Aquila, Italy. METHODS: 52 patients underwent gastric emptying scintigraphy for liquid and solid foods, before and 3 months after LSG...
August 4, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Harvey A Ziessman
The diagnostic imaging evaluation of patients with suspected esophagogastrointestinal transit disorders is changing. Anatomical methods, e.g., barium studies, endoscopy, manometry, radiopaque markers, have long been the techniques available and used for diagnosis. The one exception has been gastric emptying, where radionuclide scintigraphy has been the standard for decades. Esophageal transit scintigraphy is an old and reliable methodology but probably underutilized. The diagnostic use of small and large intestinal transit scintigraphy is increasing, in part, because of the limitations of the other methods but, most importantly, because it is truly physiologic, i...
September 28, 2016: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
Seon-Young Park, Duane Burton, Irene Busciglio, Deborah Eckert, Michael Camilleri
Background/Aims: After exclusion of structural diseases, chronic constipation may be associated with normal or slow transit or rectal evacuation disorders. We evaluated: (1) clinical features and anorectal function, (2) difference of regional colonic transit according to the presence or absence of evacuation disorders, and (3) association of colonic transit with gender in patients with objectively slow colonic transit. Methods: We reviewed electronic medical records of 1553 constipated patients evaluated by a single gastroenterologist from 1994-2015 at a tertiary medical center...
September 25, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Venkata Anudeep, Kolar Vishwanath Vinod, Nandini Pandit, Vivek Kumar Sharma, Halanaik Dhanapathi, Tarun Kumar Dutta, Akkilagunta Sujiv
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Upper gastrointestinal symptoms are more prevalent among type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. The prevalence of delayed gastric emptying (GE) and factors predictive of it have not been studied in Indian T2DM patients and the present study aimed to study the same. METHODS: This hospital-based cross-sectional study involved adult (age between 18 and 65 years) outpatients with T2DM of ≥5-year duration. Measurements of GE of a labelled standardized solid rice idli meal by gastric emptying scintigraphy (GES), symptoms of delayed GE (by standardized questionnaire) and autonomic function by cardiovascular autonomic function tests (AFTs) were carried out...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Kumiko Nakamura, Toshihiko Tomita, Tadayuki Oshima, Haruki Asano, Takahisa Yamasaki, Takuya Okugawa, Takashi Kondo, Tomoaki Kono, Katsuyuki Tozawa, Yoshio Ohda, Hirokazu Fukui, Fukushima Kazuhito, Shozo Hirota, Jiro Watari, Hiroto Miwa
BACKGROUND: Acotiamide is widely used to improve symptoms in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD) in multiple large-scale clinical studies, but there are few reports about the drug's mechanism of action. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of acotiamide on gastric accommodation and gastric emptying, gastrointestinal symptoms, and health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in a placebo-controlled study. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
Imran Siddiqui, Sibtain Ahmed, Shahab Abid
In the field of gastroenterology, breath tests (BTs) are used intermittently as diagnostic tools that allow indirect, non-invasive and relatively less cumbersome evaluation of several disorders by simply quantifying the appearance in exhaled breath of a metabolite of a specific substrate administered. The aim of this review is to have an insight into the principles, methods of analysis and performance parameters of various hydrogen, methane and carbon BTs which are available for diagnosing gastrointestinal disorders such as Helicobacter pylori infection, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and carbohydrate malabsorption...
August 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
Rebecka Hammersjö, Bodil Roth, Peter Höglund, Bodil Ohlsson
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal complications in diabetes may affect glucose and endocrine homeostasis. Glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP), glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), and leptin regulate glucose homeostasis, food intake, and gastric emptying. AIM: The aim was to investigate associations between diabetes complications and glucose homeostasis and plasma levels of GIP, GLP-1, and leptin. METHODS: Sixteen diabetes patients (seven men) were examined with gastric emptying scintigraphy and 72-h continuous subcutaneous glucose monitoring, 14 with the deep-breathing test, and 12 with esophageal manometry...
2016: Review of Diabetic Studies: RDS
Sophie Geyl, Romain Legros, Aurélie Charissou, Laura Mesturoux, Claude-Yves Couquet, Paul Carrier, Anaïs Brayette, Zora El-Ouafi, Veronique Loustaud-Ratti, Denis Sautereau, Jacques Monteil, Jérémie Jacques
INTRODUCTION: Gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying, can be diagnosed with gastric emptying scintigraphy. Manometric studies of patients with gastroparesis show increased pyloric tone (pylorospasm). Among the recent endoscopic therapies for pylorospasm is peroral endoscopic pylorotomy (POP). In this study, we explored the effect of POP on gastric emptying in healthy pigs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Four mini-pigs underwent POP following general anaesthesia. The mucosal entrance was situated 5 cm above the pylorus...
July 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Jean-Michel Gonzalez, Valentin Lestelle, Alban Benezech, Jonah Cohen, Véronique Vitton, Jean-Charles Grimaud, Marc Barthet
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gastroparesis is a chronic, debilitating condition. We report an experience conducting gastric per-oral endoscopic pyloromyotomy (G-POEM) with objectives to assess clinical efficacy, gastric emptying evolution, and procedural adverse events. METHODS: This was a clinical pilot series on 12 consecutive patients who underwent G-POEM for refractory gastroparesis in our tertiary center between February 2014 and August 2015. Patients included had severe disease as defined by elevated Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptoms Index (GCSI) score and delayed gastric emptying scintigraphy (GES)...
July 28, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Jennifer Wellington, Blake Scott, Sarba Kundu, Paula Stuart, Kenneth L Koch
: Gastroparesis (GP) is associated with loss of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) and gastric dysrhythmias such as tachygastria. We hypothesized that a subset of patients with GP, normal 3cycles per minute (cpm) gastric myoelectrical activity (GMA), and normal upper endoscopy may respond to pyloric therapies. AIMS: To determine the effect of botulinum toxin A (btA) injection or balloon dilation (BD) of the pylorus on symptoms and body weight in patients with GP and 3cpm GMA...
July 16, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Henry Paul Parkman
Background/Aims: Serotonin (5-HT3) receptor antagonists are used to treat nausea and vomiting from a variety of causes. Granisetron transdermal system (GTS) is an appealing delivery system for patients with gastroparesis. To assess if GTS improves nausea and vomiting and other gastroparesis symptoms in patients with gastroparesis. Methods: Patients with gastroparesis and symptoms of nausea and vomiting refractory to conventional treatment were treated with GTS. Symptoms of gastroparesis were assessed using a modified Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index (GCSI)...
July 8, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Peer Carsten Tfelt-Hansen
BACKGROUND: In most pharmacokinetic studies, the oral absorption of drugs is impaired during migraine attacks but exceptions occur. A study on gastric emptying using gastric scintigraphy indicated that gastric stasis also occurs interictally in migraine. These studies were reviewed critically. RESULTS: In seven studies, mainly investigating NSAIDs and analgesics, the early absorption of the drugs during 112 migraine attacks was delayed. The absorption of sumatriptan is usual in therapeutic doses, and rizatriptan was normal during 131 migraine attacks...
June 20, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Christine Stier, Sonja Chiappetta
Dumping syndrome is a long-term postoperative complication of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures. Morphologically, dumping syndrome usually correlates with a dilatation of the gastroenterostomy with accelerated pouch emptying. Conservative therapy includes diet changes, complementary pharmacotherapy and, if symptoms persist, surgical revision. Surgical options include endoscopic, endoluminal surgery to constrict the gastrojejunostomy using a novel endoscopic suturing device (OverStitch(TM), Apollo). In our study, we aimed to assess the viability, safety and efficacy of this procedure in patients with late dumping; 14 patients who had developed late dumping syndrome underwent surgery using an endoscopic suturing technique (OverStitch(TM), Apollo)...
August 2016: Obesity Surgery
Juan E Corral, Corey W Dye, Maria R Mascarenhas, Jamie S Barkin, Matthias Salathe, Baharak Moshiree
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is associated with different gastrointestinal motility disturbances and syndromes. We aim to assess gastric emptying in patients with CF compared to healthy controls by a systematic review of existing literature. Medical databases and abstracts from major gastroenterology and CF meetings were reviewed. Emptying times in CF patients were compared with healthy controls using random effects models. Subgroup analysis stratified results by age and diagnostic modality. Nineteen studies from 7 countries included 574 subjects (359 CF patients and 215 controls)...
2016: Scientifica
Laurence G Trahair, Thomas E Kimber, Katerina Flabouris, Michael Horowitz, Karen L Jones
AIM: To determine gastric emptying, blood pressure, mesenteric artery blood flow, and blood glucose responses to oral glucose in Parkinson's disease. METHODS: Twenty-one subjects (13 M, 8 F; age 64.2 ± 1.6 years) with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease (Hoehn and Yahr score 1.4 ± 0.1, duration of known disease 6.3 ± 0.9 years) consumed a 75 g glucose drink, labelled with 20 MBq (99m)Tc-calcium phytate. Gastric emptying was quantified with scintigraphy, blood pressure and heart rate with an automated device, superior mesenteric artery blood flow by Doppler ultrasonography and blood glucose by glucometer for 180 min...
May 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
P Mekaroonkamol, L Y Li, S Dacha, Y Xu, S D Keilin, F F Willingham, Q Cai
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis is a poorly understood, chronic, debilitating motility disorder with very limited medical therapeutic options. Gastric peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy (G-POEM) is an emerging novel endoscopic technique as an incisionless pyloroplasty for refractory cases. Effective information of G-POEM on different types of gastroparesis is sparse. METHODS: Cases of G-POEM using selective circular myotomy as a salvage therapy for refractory symptoms were retrospective studied...
August 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Radoslav Coleski, Jason R Baker, William L Hasler
BACKGROUND: Gastric food residue frequently is observed on endoscopy despite fasting. AIMS: To delineate factors promoting endoscopic food retention in the stomach. METHODS: Two series of analyses were performed. Magnitudes of retained food in 834 patients from an endoscopy database were related to obstructive versus non-obstructive etiologies and gastric emptying findings. Emptying delays in 619 patients from a scintigraphy database were associated with endoscopic food retention, gastroparesis etiologies, and medications that modify gastric transit...
September 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
B Hauser, M Roelants, J De Schepper, G Veereman, V Caveliers, T Devreker, E De Greef, Y Vandenplas
BACKGROUND: (99m) Technetium scintigraphy ((99m) TS) is the 'gold standard' for measuring gastric emptying (GE), but it is associated with a radiation exposure. For this reason, the (13) C-octanoic acid breath test ((13) C-OBT) was developed for measuring GE of solids. The objective of this study was to determine normal values for gastric half-emptying time (t1/2 GE) of solids in healthy children. METHODS: Gastric emptying of a standardized solid test meal consisting of a pancake evaluated with (99m) TS and (13) C-OBT was compared in 22 children aged between 1 and 15 years with upper gastrointestinal symptoms...
October 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
K L Koch, W L Hasler, K P Yates, H P Parkman, P J Pasricha, J Calles-Escandon, W J Snape, T L Abell, R W McCallum, L A Nguyen, I Sarosiek, G Farrugia, J Tonascia, L Lee, L Miriel, F Hamilton
BACKGROUND: In studies of diabetic gastroparesis, patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T1DM, T2DM) are often combined for analyses. We compared gastroparesis severity, healthcare utilization, psychological function, and quality of life in T1DM vs T2DM gastroparesis patients. METHODS: Questionnaire, laboratory, and scintigraphy data from patients with gastroparesis and T1DM and T2DM from seven centers of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium Registry were compared at enrollment and after 48 weeks...
July 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Alan H Maurer
Because of the difficulty often encountered in deciding whether a patient's symptoms originate in the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract, gastrointestinal transit scintigraphy is a uniquely suited noninvasive, quantitative, and physiologic method of determining whether there is a motility disorder affecting the stomach, small bowel, or colon. Small-bowel and colon transit studies can be performed alone or together with gastric emptying studies after oral administration of an appropriately radiolabeled meal...
March 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
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